Leh-Ladakh is the dream destination in Jammu and Kashmir for many adventurous tourists and casual vacationers alike. With its unbelievable natural beauty, barren stretches of land in the mountains and thrilling opportunities for adventure. This 3 days Leh Ladakh trip planner should give the best possible experience of this amazing land over a three day period-
DAY 1 TRIP PLAN
Getting to Leh-Ladakh is simple enough if one would prefer to fly in as the Kushok Bakula Rimpochhe, one of the highest altitude airports in the world has regular flights coming in from several metropolitan cities. That however, is the tamest way to travel to Leh, meaning the most adventurous of people would prefer to take their vacation with a vehicle of their own.
The winding long roads through barren land make up some of the best parts of a trip to Leh Ladakh and although it is considered quite dangerous due to the snowfall and landslides, a bike trip is really the ultimate adventure. However this is not advised at all during the winter as the roads may become very slick with sleet and ice and really even during the summer months, due to the high altitude and stretches of empty road, a trip alone should definitely not be done on a two wheeler.
DAY 2 TRIP PLAN
Once in the Leh-Ladakh region, there are a plethora of sites that could have your attention on the second day but some of the most notable would have to include Pangong Tso. It is unadvisable to leave the hotel one is staying at all on the first day as it takes time to acclimatize to the altitude. Once acclimatized however, travelling the 160 or so kilometers it takes to Pangong Tso is at the top of the journey guide.
The trip, though under 200km, can take anywhere between 6 to 8 hours due to roads and overall delay with mountain driving. The trip however is well worth it as the road taken makes its way through the Guinness Book of World Record holder for highest motorable roadm the Khardung La at over 5,600m. Once at Pangong Tso, it is advisable to stay the night after the necessary sightseeing is done, which will most likely be limited to the Pangong Tso lake, the highlight of any Leh-Ladakh adventure.
DAY 3 TRIP PLAN
After spending the night in Pangong Tso, one may choose to return to Leh but the best course of action to get the most out of this Leh Ladakh trip is to move on to the Nubra Valley which is one of the most beautiful pieces of landscape in the entire region. The trip is another long 9 hour ride but it well worth it as the location hosts the famous double humped camels and massive white sand dunes. That being said the most amazing part of the trip there is towards the Nubra Valley where the road twirls into an amazing cascade of twists and turns that make the scenic trip one of the most memorable rides.
When at the Nubra Valley, it is advisGetting to Leh-Ladakh is simple enough if one would prefer to fly in as the Kushok Bakula Rimpochhe, one of the highest altitude airports in the world has rable to stay the night at one of the many hotels and enjoy the traditional Tibetan liquor “Chhaang” which is the best thing for all the adventure travellers to get some warmth from an alcoholic beverage of immense potency. The trip back to Leh can be made overnight but is not advisable at all as the winding roads around the area are coupled with sheer drops make for a very unsafe journey in low visibility conditions. Once taking the trip back to Leh, the road is different from the one used to reach Nubra Valley from Pangong Tso and makes for the perfect end to a custom vacation like this.